Thats outdated .The Australian aborigines are quite interesting too. Some of their roots point back to India based on their maternal DNA analysis.
I read a paper saying there might have been a wave entering Australia about 6000 years ago from south India which changed the tool technology etc.
The citation is here for those interested
Genome-wide data substantiate Holocene gene flow from India to Australia.
Pugach I, et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013.
Pugach I1, Delfin F, Gunnarsdóttir E, Kayser M, Stoneking M
Sorry! My bad, I apologize. Won't happen again.We do not permit the discussion of genetics on Historum. Any further mentions of DNA and the like will get this thread closed.
All the islands around Australia were settled by Melanesians, not Polynesians. Polynesian island settlement started north-east of Australia and gradually came south till the final settlement was NZ.I Posted on another Thread about the seeming incongruity of Austronesian (Polynesian, Maori, whatever...) settlement of New Zealand without any attempt to colonize Oz. Did they just sail (or drift) past it?
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